Tonight there is an almost full moon. My calendar says that the full moon is on Sunday, but it is almost there.
I decided to open up the tripod that I purchased recently and try it out. I had been wanting a tripod for some time and never got around to buying one. I would always think about it when I needed one and then never follow through with the thought.
One time that I wished I had one was during the last eclipse.
This is from my post Eclipse Practice and was taken with the camera just held in my hand. I had some halfway decent pictures of the eclipse in my post The Blood Red Moon, but they would have definitely been better with a tripod.
I also think of a tripod when I take Fireworks pictures. Now I have one for next time 🙂
Tonight I tried different exposure settings to try and get a nice clear picture of the moon. You must remember that I only have a Small Camera. I also don’t know much about exposure times, F-stops, etc.. I am learning.
I think that this is the best one that I took tonight. The exposure time is a little longer at 1/320 and you can definitely see more detail. I guess it is not too bad as I only have an 8x mechanical zoom.
Now to figure out what to test the tripod with next. Maybe some more Night Sky pictures.